The Heart of Every Lover:

Weekly Offerings

November 4, 2022

Meher Nazar Publications collection

"My center is the heart of every lover. 

Every lover with a heart that loves Baba is a center."

Meher Baba 

At Meher Center, 1956

Dear Meher Center Family and Friends,

Much love in Meher Baba to you and your family. As you may have heard from our announcement earlier this week, the Center recently experienced an eruption of Covid infections, around sixty in all, following a weekend gathering at the retreat. Most of those folks affected were from the Myrtle Beach community, and as a result, the virus continued to spread in the nearby community. Additionally, four Center staff members have become ill.

In response to this, we have temporarily discontinued day visits, as well as all gatherings on the Center. We continue to welcome overnight guests and have arranged accommodations to ensure as safe a pilgrimage as possible.

Hopefully, this will soon pass, and we can resume normal operations. Like many, we thought we were ‘out of the woods’ with Covid, but Baba is clearly informing us otherwise. Going forward, we intend to take great care in how we manage the retreat space to ensure the safety and health of those who visit His home.

We have been asking our local community members to please continue to contact the Gateway if you have any cold/flu symptoms, so that we can track local numbers who remain infected. Additionally, if you have been sick and are now better, please let us know, to help us make an informed decision about the Center's reopening.

In Baba’s love and service, 


Buz Connor

For Meher Center board and staff

Lovers' Offerings

Family Letters #46

Read by Fereshteh Azad


These are readings of a collection of letters written by Mani, Meher Baba’s sister, to the Western family of Baba lovers between 1956 and 1969.

"Days at Meherazad"

On a visit to Meherazad in 1996, Arnavaz Dadachanji asked Pam Rubenstein to write a song with the lyrics, “Sitting on the porch, holding high the torch of His love.” She did so, along with her husband Danny Rubenstein. Now, over twenty-five years later, Bob Fredericks has added footage of Baba’s Mandali doing just that. Eruch, Mani, Arnavaz, and others are depicted as they were for so many years: sitting on Baba’s porch, pouring out His love for His family.

Video, 5:53

Meherazad, India, 1996

Courtesy of Bob Fredericks

"If you rely on Baba, just blindly, He's sure to be at your side. He will never leave you" 

In part one of this talk, Mehroo Billimoria describes how she found out about Meher Baba in 1942 from her supervisors at work. She was only 24 years old. Like many others who were to meet Baba, she prepared a list of questions. She planned to quiz Him on Zoroaster. The moment she saw Baba, the questions evaporated: she fell in love with Him. Mehroo speaks of her faith and reliance on Baba and how even in the darkest of times, when she reached out to Him, He was there. 

Audio, 22:57

Meherabad, India, 1980s

Courtesy of Mandali Hall Talks

Click here to read transcript.